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Virgin Trains hops onboard with Marston’s

Posted: 11th September 2018
  • Virgin Trains welcomes Marston’s EPA as latest guest ale onboard its trains

Virgin Trains has welcomed Staffordshire brewery, Marston’s, to showcase its ale as part of its latest guest ale spotlight.

Marston’s EPA (English Pale Ale), which is brewed at Burton-upon-Trent, will be available from Virgin Trains’ onboard shop, as the inter-city operator showcases ales local to the West Coast Main Line.

Customers travelling along the route, as far as Edinburgh, Blackpool, Glasgow and Holyhead will be able to taste the refreshing, light, golden ale that is brewed 29 miles from Stoke-on-Trent station until Saturday 15th September.

Toby Radcliffe, Customer Proposition Director at Virgin Trains, said: “We like to champion local businesses and showcase produce made along our route. Our guest ale spotlight allows us to do just that, whilst surprising our customers with something different. We’re excited to welcome Marston’s EPA onboard and hope that our customers get to enjoy it at 125mph before it’s gone.”

Pat McGinty, Head Brewer at Marston’s, said: “Marston’s EPA makes the perfect travel buddy on Virgin Trains journeys. It’s an easy-drinking, refreshing, light Blonde ale from the Marston’s Brewery in Burton Upon Trent, the spiritual home and UK capital of brewing.”

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